Haunted Places in Livonia, Missouri



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    Centerville Railroad Tracks

    Centerville, Iowa

    18.1 miles from Livonia, MO

    Local legend sayd that if you park your car on these railroad tracks and shut it off, an unseen force will push you off the tracks. Reports say you can hear footsteps in the gravel while the spirits of children are pushing your car.


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    Hotel Baring

    Edina, Missouri

    31.2 miles from Livonia, MO

    This historic hotel is believed to be haunted, and was formerly a railroad stopover during the early twentieth century era. The building is believed to be haunted by several apparitions, who are believed to be associated the building as it changed hands and uses over the many years of its ...


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    Mars Hill Church

    Bloomfield, Iowa

    33.4 miles from Livonia, MO

    This old log cabin church is actually a restoration using salvaged timber from vintage barns. The church had been in existence from 1856 til 2006 when some dirtbag arsonist decided to burn the place to the ground. Rumors of it being haunted however have become something of local ...


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    Hotel Ottumwa

    Ottumwa, Iowa

    39.4 miles from Livonia, MO

    An apparition of a lady in white haunts the hotel basement, which formerly served as a ballroom. The ghost of a man in a suit haunts the hallways of the hotel. Strange noises and voices have been heard. The face of a man has also been seen in the hotel ...


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    Ottumwa Cemetery

    Ottumwa, Iowa

    40.6 miles from Livonia, MO

    Night visitors to the cemetery have seen shadowed figures sitting on tombstones or running behind trees, and heard whispering and footsteps in the grass. There has also been reported a white cat who will run in circles around your feet, and then vanish.


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    Stoneking Cemetery

    Russell, Iowa

    47.2 miles from Livonia, MO

    There is a lot of mystery and talk surrounding this cemetery, a family plot near what was once the abandoned house. Some say there are dangerous trees in the back of the cemetery, and those who walked behind them would catch a glimpse of the Stone King sitting on his ...


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    Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage

    Keosauqua, Iowa

    47.3 miles from Livonia, MO

    This historic 1846 hotel was also a stop on the Underground Railroad, and several spirits are living here. In Room 5, the ghost of a young boy pulls on people's clothing at night. His apparition has been seen on the landing. In Room 7, a man named Knapp was murdered, ...


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    Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage

    Keosauqua, Iowa

    47.3 miles from Livonia, MO

    This historic 1846 hotel was also a stop on the Underground Railroad, and several spirits are living here. In Room 5, the ghost of a young boy pulls on people's clothing at night. His apparition has been seen on the landing. In Room 7, a man named Knapp was murdered, ...


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    Top of the Rock Grille

    Fairfield, Iowa

    52.5 miles from Livonia, MO

    The origin of the hauntings at this restaurant is uncertain. What IS certain, is that it's haunted. Witnesses have seen objects moving by themselves in the kitchen and heard whispering and voices in the bathrooms. They have also heard the sound of people walking on the upper floors when no ...


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    Davis City Cemetery

    Davis City, Iowa

    59.6 miles from Livonia, MO

    It is said that visitors to the cemetery may exoerience a sudden feeling of pressure as they enter. Shooting lights also have been reported streaming across the grounds very late at night.


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    Terre Haute Cemetery

    Decatur City, Iowa

    63.3 miles from Livonia, MO

    The spirit of a little boy can be seen playing on the swingset behind a cabin adjacent to the cemetery. He may motion for you to follow him into the cemetery, where he is buried. Once at his grave, he disappears.


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    Clubb House Restaurant

    Sigourney, Iowa

    63.6 miles from Livonia, MO

    Lots of orbs and ghosts, pans falling off shelves! Customers feeling people touching them. (Submitted by Debbie and Justin)


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    Penguin Lady of Graham Hall

    Pella, Iowa

    63.8 miles from Livonia, MO

    At Central College in Graham Hall, there is a locked room rumored to be inhabited by someone they've nicknamed the Penguin Lady. Residents there say if you place a sheet of paper under the door, it will be quickly sucked into the locked room. When the staff unlock the door, ...


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    Birthday Bridge - Giblin Bridge

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa

    67.5 miles from Livonia, MO

    This spot, near where Kentucky Avenue and US 218 meet, is said to be haunted by a local girl who hanged herself from the bridge after having an affair with a married doctor. The day she died was also her birthday. Legend has it that her ghost can be seen ...


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    Hotel Iowa

    Keokuk, Iowa

    69.6 miles from Livonia, MO

    This historic hotel was built in the early twentieth century for workers constructing a nearby lock for the town dam. And according to some reports by guests, they may have never left. Ghostly music, disembodied footsteps, screams and a male apparition in workman clothes have all been reported by staff. ...


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    220 North 4th - Keokuk

    Keokuk, Iowa

    69.7 miles from Livonia, MO

    Built by businessman Enos H. Harrison in 1857, this house is reported to be the home of a friendly ghost, according to many witnesses who have seen and heard the spirit.


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    New Virginia Cemetery - Beymer Cemetery

    New Virginia, Iowa

    71.9 miles from Livonia, MO

    This is the gravesite of New Virginia's first settler. As legend has it, the gravestone has been replaced at some time over the years. Locals say an eerie glow will come from the stone at midnight, a protestation from the ghost, angry about the change.


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    Maple Hill Mansion

    Monroe, Iowa

    74.6 miles from Livonia, MO

    This home was picked up and moved in early 2013, to a spot some six miles away from its original location. The man who had purchased the land and house wanted to tear it down and build a new home on the spot, so a preservationist purchased the house ...


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    Old Chapel - College Hall

    Indianola, Iowa

    75.3 miles from Livonia, MO

    Legend has it that around the turn of the 20th century, a young man, distraught over a love affair, killed himself here. Then in the 1920s, a young woman did the same. Several more people are rumored to have met their ends in this hall, and folks say their spirits ...


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    Tedrow Cemetery

    Kellerton, Iowa

    75.8 miles from Livonia, MO

    Rumor has it that it is not actually the small cemetery, but the surrounding woods, that are haunted. Phenomena experienced here include glowing lights coming from the woods, shadowed apparitions, and the sounds of footsteps, moaning, and other strange noises.


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    St Boniface Cemetery

    Brunswick, Missouri

    76.1 miles from Livonia, MO

    At St. Boniface Cemetery, there have been reports of unearthly figures walking over the grounds at night and disembodied voices.


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    Avon Railroad Tracks

    Carlisle, Iowa

    83.5 miles from Livonia, MO

    Reports say an apparition appears of an old man holding a lantern and walking along the tracks. Before too long, the man simply vanishes.


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    The Mud Man of Metz Bridge

    Newton, Iowa

    83.9 miles from Livonia, MO

    As urban legend has it, a mud monster, or Mud Man, lives under the bridge. Some say the Mud Man is a spirit lingering from a fatal car accident that once occurred in the mud near the river; the body was never found. Others assert the tale was created by ...


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    Newton Community Theatre

    Newton, Iowa

    84.7 miles from Livonia, MO

    T.G., or Theater Ghost, is said to haunt this building. One board member reported seeing an apparition of a man on the stage, and it is said that actors often have difficulty finding their props. Any such difficulty, of course, is attributed to T.G.


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    Children's Forest

    Newton, Iowa

    84.8 miles from Livonia, MO

    Locals will tell you that an antique glass jar was found in these woods and taken to a nearby resident's garage, and shortly thereafter, the spirit of a very sad-looking Native American appeared and walked right through a table. The next day, the jar was taken back to the forest ...


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    Sugar Grove Cemetery - Metz Cemetery

    Newton, Iowa

    85 miles from Livonia, MO

    This old cemetery is known for a glowing tombstone, purportedly owned by Charles M. Baker, who died April 17, 1881. According to urban legend, when vehicle headlights shine into the cemetery from a nearby interstate bridge, the tombstone emits an eerie glow. No one knows the reason behind this phenomenon.


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    David Ryan House

    Newton, Iowa

    85.4 miles from Livonia, MO

    Actual details of this alleged haunting seem to spring from a single source, a local paranormal group who claims the house is haunted. Alleged haunting is basically hearing footsteps and voices. Some EVPs are claimed by the paranormal group that offers occasional tours of the house for interested ...


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    Newton Daily News

    Newton, Iowa

    85.5 miles from Livonia, MO

    The Daily News building was built in 1921 specifically for the town newspaper. Over the years, rumors and jokes have been heard from the newsroom to the press room about ghosts haunting the old building. Since inviting members of the Jasper County Paranormal Idealist to investigate the building on Oct. ...


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    Capitol II Theatre

    Newton, Iowa

    85.5 miles from Livonia, MO

    The theater, which first opened in 1927, is said to be haunted by an eerie presence. One employee was forcefully pulled backward by his hair. Paranormal researchers investigated in 2012, and the results turned up unexplained photos, strange sounds, and physical contact from the presence.


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    Bucksbaum Center - Grinnell College

    Grinnell, Iowa

    86.7 miles from Livonia, MO

    A haunted wheelchair is said to reside on the stage in the performing arts building. Sometimes it has been known to roll out onto the stage during rehearsals or performances. Legend has it that it is the spirit of a former theater director paying a friendly visit.


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    Des Moines International Airport

    Des Moines, Iowa

    87.2 miles from Livonia, MO

    There are two ghost stories around this airport. Some offices are haunted by a flight attendant, usually in the fall season. The offices used to be the site of a restaurant called the Cloud Room, and the flight attendant wanders there as if looking for her flight. Also, laughing and ...


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    Air Lanes Bowling Center

    Des Moines, Iowa

    87.9 miles from Livonia, MO

    According to local legend, behind the bowling alley is an upstairs area that was used for illegal gambling in the 1920s. Reports say if you gain access to a room down the hallway, you may hear people talking, dice rolling, and you may even hear a ghostly disembodied voice calling ...


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    Garth Woodside Mansion

    Hannibal, Missouri

    88.8 miles from Livonia, MO

    This inn, built originally in 1871, is known for its connection with renowned author Mark Twain. Personal friends of the owners, the author would send them his books and stay there when he was in town. Folks believe his ghost still visits the place, especially the room that was named ...


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    Garden House Bed & Breakfast

    Hannibal, Missouri

    89 miles from Livonia, MO

    Garden House Bed & Breakfast is a stop on the Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tour, and folks who have stayed here have reported some very odd things. According to reports from the hotel staff, most incidents occur between 2 and 3 a.m.


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    Lula Belle's

    Hannibal, Missouri

    89.1 miles from Livonia, MO

    This one-time bordello opened in 1917, and is now a bed-and-breakfast and restaurant. The haunts here are known to move or throw things in the kitchen, or twist utensils into pretzels. They show themselves as orbs, shadows or mirror reflections, and can be heard as footsteps or disembodied voices. A ...


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    Terrace Hill

    Des Moines, Iowa

    90.2 miles from Livonia, MO

    At this 1860s historic building, home of the governor of Iowa, the ghost of a little girl has been seen. She is transparent, and some say she likes to work the elevator, even though it is only supposed to operate by the use of codes.


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Riverside, Iowa

    90.3 miles from Livonia, MO

    It is said that many pairs of glowing eyes, belonging to the many graveyard spirits, can be seen by those who drive past.


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    Jordan House

    West Des Moines, Iowa

    91.4 miles from Livonia, MO

    This museum is allegedly haunted by the ghost of the young daughter of the original owner. She died when she was three years old after falling from the stair railing she was sliding down and breaking her neck. People claim they still see and hear her playing throughout the ...


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    Spooky Table at the Weaver House

    Des Moines, Iowa

    91.8 miles from Livonia, MO

    Local legend has it that when the Weavers purchased a table in 1937, they bought a ghost along with it. The table is said to have made rapping noises and caused other disturbances until a minister's wife quieted it by reading from the Bible. A spiritualist consulted by the Weavers ...


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    Drake Municipal Observatory

    Des Moines, Iowa

    92 miles from Livonia, MO

    Dr. Robert Morehouse was the first chairman of the Astronomy and Physics department, and he discovered a comet in the 1920s. He also haunts the observatory, according to local legend, perhaps because the remains of Dr. Morehouse and his wife are buried in the entryway wall. Students working in the ...


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    Old Red Horse Armory

    Des Moines, Iowa

    92.3 miles from Livonia, MO

    This old cavalry armory is now the housing for city school buses. There have been reports that members of the National Guard, when they occupied the building, heard ghostly sounds from long ago: clopping of horses' hooves and jingling of harnesses. An apparition of an older man in cavalry garb ...


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    Smelly Ghost of University Avenue

    Des Moines, Iowa

    92.7 miles from Livonia, MO

    Locals say a cloudlike presence occurs here, and it smells of kerosene. Sometimes within the cloud is the form of a man or several tiny flickering lights. Reports tell of a man who died nearby in 1881 as a result of his kerosene-soaked clothes catching fire.


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    Machinist's Hall

    Conroy, Iowa

    93 miles from Livonia, MO

    This meetinghouse was once a school, and it is said to be haunted by flickering lights in the night. Voices have been heard behind the building, as well. Note: Some Internet sites mistakenly call it "Mechanists Hall."


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    Merle Hay Mall

    Des Moines, Iowa

    94.4 miles from Livonia, MO

    The mall and its tower are rumored to be built over a monastery that was closed in the 1950s. According to the stories, some nuns became pregnant and had miscarriages, and the babies were buried in unmarked graves at this site. Reports say ghosts of both nuns and infants have ...


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    The Van Meter Creature

    Van Meter, Iowa

    96.7 miles from Livonia, MO

    First seen in 1903, the Van Meter Creature is a monster with batlike wings and a horn on its head that glows with blinding light. It may also manifest as a hovering spot of light. Shortly after it began to terrorize the townsfolk, strange sounds started coming from a coal ...


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    Farrar Schoolhouse

    Maxwell, Iowa

    97.2 miles from Livonia, MO

    This building, formerly a middle school, has been a private residence since 2008. Please respect the owners' privacy. Witnesses have seen the ghost of a small boy in the stairwell; one has also appeared in a photo sitting on the edge of the auditorium stage. Voices of children talking and ...


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    Mary Wright - Granny Sprague Cemetery

    Homestead, Iowa

    97.6 miles from Livonia, MO

    The ghost of Mary Wright, a child of 6 who died in 1854, appears as a pale blue light over her grave, some say. She is said to appear during the final minute of each year.


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    Indian Dam - Indian Fish Trap State Preserve

    Homestead, Iowa

    98.2 miles from Livonia, MO

    The restless spirits of the Sauk Nation people who build the dam are said to haunt this area during full moons. The sounds of chanting and drums have been heard.


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    Slater Hall - University of Iowa

    University Heights, Iowa

    100.6 miles from Livonia, MO

    It is reported that on the ninth floor a student once jumped to his death. Students say his ghost roams the halls carrying an ax, and footsteps and screams may be heard at night.


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    Currier Hall - University of Iowa

    Iowa City, Iowa

    101.4 miles from Livonia, MO

    Students like to tell of a triple suicide that occurred on the 4th floor. The reason? Three roommates fell in love with the same man. It is said that if roommates get into arguments, their ghosts will step in to restore harmony. Rumor also has it that the ghost of ...


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